Young Forests Take "Initiative"


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Read the article by Todd and Veronica Berg, from Minocqua, Wisconsin at The Bergs belong to the Ruffed Grouse Society; the article below is adapted from the fall 2015 Ruffed Grouse Society magazine and is used by permission.

Valentine’s Day in 2008 was a watershed moment. My wife Veronica, a muse and intrepid bird hunting companion, and I pulled the trigger and purchased a parcel of land plumb in the middle of northern Wisconsin grouse country. Our modest goals at the time included some bird hunting with our flat-coated retriever and some opportunities to harvest a deer or two along the way. Little did we know what the land, and some great people with their own vision and initiative, ultimately had in store for us.

The purchase of the land subsequently led to the purchase of another adjoining parcel a few years later. Before we knew it, we were into full-fledged habitat management. Read more...

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Established in 1961, the Ruffed Grouse Society is North America's foremost conservation organization dedicated to preserving our sporting traditions by creating healthy forest habitat for ruffed grouse, American woodcock and other wildlife. RGS works with landowners and government agencies to develop critical habitat utilizing scientific management practices.

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